McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

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Doug Matthews: Meet the warbird pilot with 120 world records

Success in the aviation business has allowed this Vietnam veteran and serial record-setter to make a huge contribution to the US warbird scene

Greek F-4E Phantom II crashes into the Ionian Sea

An Hellenic Air Force-operated McDonnell Douglas F-4E (AUP) Phantom II crashed in the waters of the Ionian Sea, some 25nm (46km) south of Andravida – the type’s home base – on January 30

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How does Iran manage to keep its ageing F-4 Phantom IIs flying?

Babak Taghvaee investigates how the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force restores and upgrades its damaged US-built McDonnell Douglas F-4D/E Phantom IIs

Historic Aviation Quiz: US Navy Phantom Edition

With January 12, 2023 marking the 50th anniversary of a United States Navy (USN) F-4 Phantom claiming the 197th and final US air-to-air ‘kill’ of the Vietnam War, we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to McDonnell Douglas’ ‘Double Ugly’ in USN service...

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South Korean F-4E Phantom IIs resume flight operations

The Republic of Korea Air Force has lifted the grounding order on its McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II fleet following a crash on August 12, 2022

Greek fighters train with France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

Hellenic Air Force fighters conducted a joint training operation with the French Navy's Task Force 473 escort group, led by France’s flagship aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), from November 23-25

Fresh livery for preserved Spanish Phantom 

'Titanes Phorever' jet unveiled at Torrejon Air Base

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Gods of War: Exploring the operations of a Greek F-4 Phantom II unit

After almost 50 years in service Greece’s F-4 Phantoms have achieved almost mythical status. Combat Aircraft Journal  looks at the operations of the Hellenic Air Force’s 338 Squadron

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How the RAF nearly kept the Phantom

‘Phantom Phinale’ went the oft-used description in 1992, as the RAF prepared to retire its Phantom FGR2 fleet. But, behind the scenes, there was a plan to retain this great fighter’s capabilities

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Flying the F-4 Phantom in Vietnam

Colonel Richard H Graham (ret’d) is best known as an SR-71 Blackbird pilot – but he earlier flew 210 combat missions in the F-4 during the Vietnam War, some of which were in the Wild Weasel role.